10 Time Management Tips for Students
As a student, you are overburdened with tasks. A good academic doesn’t know what free time looks or feels like. If you’re going to sleep writhing in your spine, your studies flow just as they’re supposed to.
But look at yourself in the mirror and ask this out loud:
- Do I want to have more free time after classes?
- Would I like to wake up a little more rested?
- Do I want to look like a burnt banana in the morning anymore?
Three questions. one answer. time management. Find the top hacks below.
You forgot the word laziness
You will be surprised to know that laziness is the number one killer of your free time. Imagine that you came home at four. Instead of mustering up your courage and doing your homework in three hours, you waste time on funny cats, memes, and videos. As a result, an extra two hours of unproductivity actually… robs you of your free time before you fall asleep.
You work four to five hours a day
You can write an essay, prepare research, or study textbooks. But don’t do it for more than five hours a day because you will feel tired and your cognitive abilities and energy will drop to nothing. Did you manage to handle all tasks in one session? It would have been better to be more organized. Staying until dawn is also a bad option.
You take ten-minute breaks
One hour of work. Ten minutes of rest. Make some tea, have a glass of juice, do some stretching, and let your eyes rest a bit.
You can use the alarm clock if necessary
Can’t follow schedules? Set up an alarm on your watch or clock, which will tell you when to pause writing your composition, for example, and when to round.
You know that multitasking is for computers
Both the smart student and the smart office worker know the following truth. Dealing with a bunch of projects simultaneously takes twice the extra time as if you were dealing with them one by one. You can also conduct an experiment and note the time you spend. You will be surprised.
You cling to the good as the excellent will come
There are no perfect people, perfect gems, and perfect ways to do your homework. No need to jump out of your clothes and create your new Mona Lisa as a simple article will lead to great results.
Have a to-do list with priorities and deadlines
Having a plan and acting according to its terms is essential to success in everything you do. Plus, the to-do list keeps your thoughts and ideas from getting carried away.
Break tasks down into smaller parts
Imagine you have a research paper that you are writing in a week. Sounds like a nightmare? No, if you break it into small portions, you have to complete it every day. Great victories begin with small daily victories, as the heroes say.
You focus like locomotion
Focus your mind on just one task. Do it as if it’s the only thing left in the whole world and then switch to a new or closed textbook and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
You see the end goal. You are reaching it
Why did you become a student? to gain knowledge. to gain skills. to earn more money. To gain more respect. To help people with your knowledge and skills. No matter what your goal is, you have to see the goal clearly and move towards it step by step.